The system enables manufacturers to produce equipment to a set standard, optimising them for streaming high-quality music and video content from the firm's handsets.
"The vision for HTC Connect is to allow our customers to easily stream their favourite high-quality video and audio from their smartphone into their home or car. This new initiative will build upon HTC's innovation in smartphones with leading consumer electronics brands," said HTC chief product officer Kouji Kodera.
"We're also excited to announce Pioneer Electronics, a leader in the audio and video industry, as our first partner to demonstrate the initial HTC Connect-certified audio experience for consumers."
HTC Connect will enable users to link their devices up with in-car devices, as well as home media players. Pioneer Electronics has been confirmed as the first manufacturer on board.
HTC's One range of smartphones will receive Connect certification through a software update in the coming months.